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Verdi's 'Otello', live in HD from New York
impresses MARIA NOCKIN

 

After his monumental success with Aida in 1871, Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) thought he would retire and live quietly for the rest of his life. His publisher, Giulio Ricordi, thought otherwise, however. He introduced Verdi to fellow composer Arrigo Boito (1842-1918), who managed to charm the older man. Verdi eventually agreed to revise Simon Boccanegra with Boito and in 1881 he looked at the younger man's libretto for Otello...

Copyright © 27 October 2015 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

OTELLO

ARRIGO BOITO

METROPOLITAN OPERA

YANNICK NEZET-SEGUIN

DIMITRI PITTAS

ERIC OWENS

GARY HALVORSON

NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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